When the melanolic romantic comedy “We Broke Up” opens, Lori (Aya Cash) and Doug (William Jackson Harper) have been together for 10 years. They live together, they still laugh at each other’s jokes. But when Doug asks Lori to marry him, she throws it on the spot. This is the beginning of their end as a couple.
The problem for the pair – apart from their abruptly strained communication, their differing expectations for a long-term future and the fact that their stable relationship has now reached its breaking point – is the time for this heart-breaking. Lori’s sister B is getting married in a few days, and both Lori and Doug attend a wedding party. The couple agrees to attend the wedding and keep their separation from family and friends a secret.
Director Jeff Rosenberg tried to balance between the comedian shinagines of bachelor games and rehearsal dinners and the pain of breakups. But secondary characters, such as those involved in Lori’s family members or partner’s wedding, are sketched in a way that leaves them widespread. Lori and Doug’s smile is not properly told through the teeth to relax the audience in a good time.
The film is tense through scenes that can be funny and naïve when addressing emotional stakes for the former couple. The overwhelming belief is that of purity. It is a tone that may be familiar to those who have experienced a broken heart, but this shallow exercise offers little opportunity for discomfort in recreation or contemplation.
Not rated. Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes. in Theaters. Please consult guidance Outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before watching the film inside theaters.